LAHORE: Justice Khurshid Anwar Bhindar of the Lahore High Court has directed the Sheikhupura superintendent of police (SP) to recover a seven-year-old son of a French woman from the custody of her ex-Pakistani husband, and to produce the child before the court on September 23.
The judge also directed the Sheikhupura regional police officer to appear in person before the court on the next date of hearing, in case the SP failed to produce the child. The Sheikhupura police had sought time from the court for the recovery of the minor but could not accomplish the task.
The French woman, Peggy Collin, has sought recovery of her son, Omar Malik, who had allegedly been detained by her ex-husband, Muhammad Ashfaq. Efforts of the police to recover the minor failed and they placed the names of Ashfaq and Omar on the Exit Control List (ECL). The international warrants of arrest issued by a French court against Peggy Collin’s ex-husband have also been circulated to all concerned authorities for his arrest.
Petitioner Peggy Collin, through her counsel Hina Jilani, had submitted that Muhammad Ashfaq, the father of the child, had taken the minor away from France without her prior permission, which was required under an agreement they had made before a French court. She said her ex-husband and his family were currently living in district Sheikhupura, where they had detained her son.
Source: The News